Clinical use of Tai Chi in elderly populations

K. M. Chen, M. Synder, K. Krichbaum

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Abstract

Tai chi, a type of low-intensity exercise, has received growing attention in both eastern and western cultures, especially its use with the most rapidly increasing segment of the population-elders. Previous research findings further supported the idea that tai chi is appropriate for elderly populations and helps promote their well-being. In this article, the beneficial effects of tai chi for elders are summarized, resources to increase awareness about the exercise are provided, and ways to promote tai chi in elderly populations are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-200
Number of pages3
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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